Paper: Grammar Modularity And Its Impact On Grammar Documentation

ACL ID C04-1001
Title Grammar Modularity And Its Impact On Grammar Documentation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors
  • Stefanie Dipper (University of Potsdam, Potsdam Germany; Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin Germany)

This paper addresses the documentation of large-scale grammars.1 We argue that grammar implementation differs from ordinary software programs: the concept of modules, as known from software engineering, cannot be trans- ferred directly to grammar implementations, due to grammar-specific properties. These properties also put special constraints on the form of grammar documentation. To fulfill these constraints, we propose an XML-based, grammar-specific documentation technique.